General discussion

Locked

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

By mcpell ·
Current Internet & mail solution AOL - 12 dedicated analog lines, 4 shared modems, 40 nodes, 60 customers. Provide internet and email solution that is more cost effective. Cable modem not available. Network cat 5, 3 com superstack II hubs, 40 nodes, 4 printers, 4 servers (2 Novell & 2 NT4.0) T1 too costly. Need good isp provider Any recommendations.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

by micxba In reply to Provide Internet & email ...

Check if DSL is availible in your area. You could share the full line with all nodes. You can also combine a few ISDN channels an share the connection.

Collapse -

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

by mcpell In reply to Provide Internet & email ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

by tbradley In reply to Provide Internet & email ...

answer number 1 was the cheapest solution to your immediate problem, and would have solved your problem for less than $300, and the monthly fees wouldn't have been more than what you are paying now for 4 lines.

What geographical area are you in,what services are available in your area, and are you locked into AOL?

My take would be to lose AOL. for a business, they provide no added service which is worth the price. Any of the Bells, ATT, and Sprint all come to mind for business solutions. One ISP account, with as many mailboxes as you need.

Getting an ISP is not the problem tho, it is what is your budget for increasing bandwith. From where you are now, you have 4 56k lines for a total of 128kbps. Your options are:

1. ISDN at 128 or full BRI at 256
2. DSL/ADSL at near T-1 download ( 1.5 mps )
3. Cable Modem ( you wouldn't want it for bix anyway )
5. Fractional T-1 with optional CIR. More expensive than DSL/ADSL, but the same equipment will grow as your bandwidth needs increase.

Other than that, I can't think of anything that could fit your needs. BTW, all solutions are compatible with Ethernet 10/100BaseT, and the addition of a cheap <$1000 Remote Access Server would allow your users to log in from home, onthe road etc, and do their work as from their desk.

Collapse -

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

by mcpell In reply to Provide Internet & email ...

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Provide Internet & email for 40 nodes

by mcpell In reply to Provide Internet & email ...

This question was closed by the author

Back to Networks Forum
5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Hardware Forums